Most Eminent Senior Citizen Award
The Vice President Shri Venkaiyah Naidu presented the “Most Eminent Senior Citizen Award” to scholar, legal luminary and former Attorney General of India Shri K Parasaran. He was honored with the award on the occasion of Elder’s Day celebration organized by Age Care India.
K Parasaran was born in 1927. He is an Indian lawyer. He was Advocate General of Tamil Nadu in 1976 and Attorney General of India under former PMs Rajiv Gandhi and Indira Gandhi. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2003 and Padma Vibhushan in 2011.
The Advocate General of the state is the highest law officer of the state. Articles 165 deals with the Advocate General of the state and Article 177 deals with rights Advocate General in respective houses. He gives advices to the government in the legal matter. He also discharges duties assigned on him by the State Government.
The Attorney General is the chief legal advisor to Government of India. He is a primary lawyer in the Supreme Court. He is appointed by the President of India on the advice of Union Cabinet. Article 76 deals with the Attorney General of India.
The 15th and the current attorney general of India in October 2019, is K.K.Venugopal.